The movie chronicled the ace sprinter’s determination and courageous spirit to reach the zenith. Considering, there were too many things to add in the film, Mehra was clear what he wanted to focus on. “I remember when I first read the autobiography, I connected with partition of India, Milkha as a kid and his spirit for making a life and name for himself, losing Roman Olympics medal. These things caught me and we fixed an appointment with Milkhaji and spend three days with him and were moved by his story,” he added. Farhan too was present at the event and he too was happy with the appreciation coming his way.
On what was harder - getting into the physique or imbibing the spirit of Milkha Singh, Farhan said, “The physical transformation is the physical manifestation of everything that the story is. You cannot pretend to be an athlete. I wanted people to sense it that I am this character and I am happy I achieved that.”